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Kansas State Capitol - Online tour - Battle of Mine Creek

Battle of Mine Creek by David OvermyerFirst floor

Battle of Mine Creek by David H. Overmyer, first floor rotunda, southeast corner

One of the largest cavalry engagements of the Civil War occurred along Mine Creek on October 25, 1864. Colonel Frederick Benteen's Union army fought to stop the Confederate expedition in the West led by Major General Sterling Price. The Confederate army lost 1,200 men during battle.